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Gradual, Sequentiary, and Sacramentary
Germany, Weingarten, ca. 1225-1250
MS M.711 fol. 1v

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Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Archangel Gabriel, decorated nimbus, holds scepter in left hand and raises right hand, addressing Virgin Mary, decorated nimbus, cross on veil, standing with both hands raised, gesturing with left right hand toward Gabriel.
Scene set within frame. In lower border of frame is inscription MATER MISERICORDIE MISERERE MEI.
Below inscripition, in panel extending from frame, Hainricus Sacrista, tonsured, kneels, raising both hands and glancing upwards. Maniple is draped across his right arm.

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